Grane History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Grane comes from the original Irish "O Grainne," from the female Christian name Grainne. Thus, it is one of a very limited number of matronymic names in Ireland.

Early Origins of the Grane family

The surname Grane was first found in County Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where the Justiciary Rolls mention the acquittal of Rawenyld O'Grayne in 1313, who was charged with aiding a convicted robber. The name appears in 16th century Tudor Fiants from the same area.

Early History of the Grane family

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Grane Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Greaney, O'Greaney, Greany, O'Greany, Graney, Granny, O'Granie, O'Grane and many more.

Early Notables of the Grane family (pre 1700)

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United States Grane migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Grane Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • James Grane, aged 17, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [1]
  • William Grane, aged 12, who landed in New England in 1635 [1]
  • John Grane, who landed in Virginia in 1639 [1]
Grane Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mary Grane, who arrived in Virginia in 1705 [1]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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